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Cool Roof Coatings Often Are White in Color But They Can Be Tan Too

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 08:47 AM

DSCN4437.jpgOne of the primary benefits of a cool roof coating is to provide a cooler indoor ambient air temperature inside the building. This in turn, lowers air conditioning usage allowing a building owner or tenant to save on energy cooling costs, while still maintaining a comfortable work environment. The coatings do this by reflecting the sun’s heat away from the roof opposed to traditional roofing, which retains a bulk of the heat.

Cool roof coatings are comprised of UV blocking pigments that prevent the roofs surface from absorbing the UV rays (which cause the heat) by redirecting these rays back into the atmosphere, away from the building. Typically, these coatings are bright white in color because they are able to reflect the heat better than dark coatings; however, if a bright white rooftop is not the best choice for your building, you can install a cool roof coating system with a tan or sand colored rooftop while still gaining energy savings.

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is an excellent resource for determining reflectivity as they test and rate roofing products for solar reflectance and thermal emittance, providing consultants and building owners with initial and 3 year unbiased results. The CRRC has rated several of NCC’s cool roof coatings in sand and have determined even after 3 years, these coatings are able to provide plenty of UV resistance. Click here to review all of our CRRC rating products with their testing results.

If you are looking for a cool roof coating in sand that is proven to provide reflectivity, our AcryShield A400 Sand, AcryShield A420 Sand, AcryShield A500 Sand, and AcryShield A510 Sand are all great options. These coatings are multi-purpose, high performance, elastomeric, acrylic coatings for use over a variety of substrates.

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